The Data Protection Act can cause employers significant ‘headaches’. It is a generally misunderstood and incorrectly applied piece of legislation.
We are able to help you deal with the applicability of the Act as well as the codes and guidance documents produced by the Information Commissioner. We can help you deal sensibly with issues raised by employees under the Act.
The key to working within the legal framework is to understand the areas that are of greatest importance to the Commissioner’s office and how those areas are policed.
Common issues areas of advice include dealing practically and robustly with subject access requests and balancing the risks involved in carrying out surveillance.